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Meet Our Families                                            

Congratulations to all our new parents!  We're delighted to post photos of your happy newborns in our new Gallery of Newborns.
 
 

Abbey and Sam                It's a girl!

Gabriella Paris (7 lbs. 8 oz.), born on 11/19/16
  


Hello, we’re Abbey and Sam, and we are delighted to have this opportunity to share our family’s story. We have one child, our wonderful son Douglas, and all three of us are excited about the prospect of expanding our family through adoption.

Parenthood has changed our lives and shifted the way we see the world. For one thing, it has given us a deeper appreciation of our neighborhood, with all of its family-oriented facilities. We spend a lot of time at the nearby park, which has a great jungle gym and a beautiful field for baseball and soccer.  






 
 

Dakota and Ryan                It's a girl!

Sawyer (7 lbs. 2 oz.), born on 12/10/16
  


Hello, our names are Dakota and Ryan. We are so grateful that you are taking time to read our profile. We live in a small town in Utah and are lucky enough to have both of our families within a 10-mile radius. Having family nearby means a lot of big adventures, like family hiking expeditions, camping, fishing and, in the winter, snowmobiling.

We love to travel and have been lucky enough to visit some pretty amazing places, all the way from Peru to Washington, D.C., with stops at a few of our beautiful national parks. Of course, parenthood will be our greatest adventure. Dakota is planning on being a stay-at-home mom.      






 
 
 

Catherine and Jason              It's a boy!

Loki Valentine (6 lbs. 3 oz.), born on 12/23/16
 


Hi! We’re Catherine and Jason, and we are so excited to introduce ourselves. The title of our letter should probably be “Jason, Catherine and Aria.” Aria is Jason's four-year-old daughter. She spends every other weekend with us and is an absolute delight. Needless to say, Aria is quite excited about becoming a big sister.

Let us tell you a little about our home and our farm. We moved recently away from the city and out to the country. Jason has a passion for growing things, and we are starting an organic vegetable farm that specializes in heirloom varieties and is based on the farm-to-table paradigm.     





 
 

Mark and Aaron                It's a boy!

Andrew Logan (7 lbs. 11oz.), born on 3/14/16
  


Hi, we are Mark and Aaron, and this is our son Daniel. Thank you for considering us for your child’s adoptive family.

Our family started 13 years ago, when we met here in North Carolina. We met one evening with a group of friends who had gotten together to watch an episode of "Survivor." On that day no one could have predicted our future. In fact, our future didn’t really begin then. When the show ended, we shook hands and went our separate ways. It wasn't until two years later, in May 2004, that our story would begin anew when we met again at a friend’s housewarming party. We have now been together for 11 years.      






 
 

Claire                           It's a girl!

Cassandra Elizabeth (7 lbs. 4 oz.), born on 11/4/16
  

Hi, my name is Claire, and this youngster here at my side is my nephew. I am 28 years old, and my hope is to build a wonderful family through adoption, to create a safe and happy home for a newborn baby.

I live in western Michigan area. My neighborhood is a great place for families, with museums, botanical gardens, and a beautiful zoo within driving distance. My parents, my sister and her family, and my brother and his fiancée all live within 20 minutes of my home, which turns Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the family birthdays into true gatherings of family.
      




 
 

Fern and Nathan                It's a boy!

Michael Elijah (7 lbs. 13 oz.), born on 10/14/16
        


Hello! We are Fern and Nathan, and this is our one-year-old son, Gabriel. Gabriel came to us through adoption, and we are very excited to adopt again.

We married three years ago and are enjoying our new adventure as a family. Nathan works as a mechanic and part-time truck driver for a good friend from our church. I love being a stay-at-home mom, taking care of Gabriel. God has brought us together, and we believe that He has wonderful things in store for our family.       





 
 

Courtnee and Chris                It's a boy!

Two-year-old Isaiah on 8/5/16
                    


Hi, and thank you for your interest in our family! We are Chris and Courtnee, and we are so happy to introduce ourselves and our five children. We love being parents to Tai, Derek, Seth, Bethany, and Luke and are so excited to add an eighth member of our family.

We live in a small town in a rural county, a close-knit community with about 3,000 residents. Both of our extended families live within driving distance. Between us, that means aunts and uncles, some lovingly doting grandparents, and 20 cousins for our frequent family gatherings. We have at least three family get-togethers every year, including our Fourth of July BBQ, the Cousins Camp-Out, and our Family Harvest Party each October.


 
 

Rachel and Charlie               It's a boy!

Samuel Henry 6 lbs. 5 oz.), born on 9/1/16
        


Hi! We're Charlie and Rachel, and we are happy to introduce ourselves and our two children, Hannah and Charles. We love kids and are excited about expanding our family through adoption.

We live in the southeastern U.S., on about an acre of land. Needless to say, there is plenty of room for kids to run and play outside. Our home is in a gated community, a safe and child-friendly neighborhood. Many of our neighbors have young children, and all of our kids love spending time at the nearby playground and community pool.       



 
 

Debbie and Moti                               It's a boy!

Levi Justin Ray (8 lbs. 3 oz.), born on 7/19/16


Hi, our names are Moti and Debbie, and this is our daughter, Penelope. We live in the Bay Area, in a beautiful, family-friendly community. We love raising Penelope here and are very excited about the prospect of adding another child to our family.

Let us tell you a little about ourselves. As a member of the U.S. military, Moti served four tours of duty in Afghanistan. Today he works in the digital field, designing mobile applications. Debbie has a technology background as well, having spent years in graphic design, though she’s equally passionate about her hobbies, like yoga and cycling.
   




 
 

Joseph                             It's girl!

Sydney Lynn (5 lbs. 14 oz.), born on 6/29/16


Hi there! I'm Joe, and I'm excited to introduce myself. As I embark on this journey towards parenthood, I find myself appreciating even more the amazing bunch of family and friends who are part of my life. I look forward to celebrating with them the arrival of my new little one and am thrilled that adoption can help me fulfill my dream of becoming a dad.

One of the values I plan to pass on to my child is the importance of education. I got my bachelor's degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and have since earned a master's in business. I am now working on my doctorate, also in business.
   




 
 

Kristi and James                      It's a boy!

Four-year-old Johnny


Hi, we’re James and Kristi from Northern California. James grew up here, and we’ve been living here together since our wedding 11 years ago.

We have very close relationships with both of our families, and everyone is very supportive and excited about our choice to adopt. We love living near the ocean (you can see it from our backyard) since we’re both active in surfing, sailing, diving and fishing. We love to travel as well and have visited locations around the world.
    


 
 

Wendy and Brian                                                                       


Hi! We're Brian and Wendy, and we live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ten years ago we started an instant family, when we met and married with two wonderful kids in tow: Dylan, who is Brian’s son from a previous marriage, and Hayley, who is Wendy’s daughter from a prior relationship. In 2012, we had a little miracle of our own, Harlow. She is a cutie pie, and it’s hard to believe she’s going to be three soon!

We feel very lucky to have found one another. We love being parents and are excited about expanding our family through adoption.   







 
 

Deborah and Alex                        It's girl!

Lyra Rose (6 lbs. 8 oz.), born on 1/18/16
 
  
       
  
     
  


Hello! Our names are Alex and Deborah, and we’re truly grateful that you have taken time to learn our family’s story.

We are both doctors, and we met late one night nine years ago when we were both surgery residents. Alex was chief of plastic surgery, and Deborah was working an intern. After our first date, Alex called his best friend said, “I’m going to marry that girl.” And two years later, he did. For the last seven years, we have been so blessed with a marriage of happiness and mutual understanding.     





 
 

Judy                            It's girl!

Sarah Rachel (7 lbs. 1 oz.), born on 9/23/15
 
  


Hello there! I’m Judy, and this young one next to me is my beautiful niece Leah. I love children and have always enjoyed my time with her. We have been singing together since she was a toddler. I think it’s important to find special talents in children, to nurture their self-esteem and expand their horizons. I'm so proud of Leah, as she recently auditioned for the Albuquerque Youth Choir and was one of the youngest singers selected.

Beyond my wonderful extended family, I am single and don’t currently have any children. I am excited about becoming a parent through adoption. I retired three years ago from the military and own a gorgeous home in New Mexico. 
    







 
 

Carter and Cliff                                                                       


We are Carter and Cliff, and this is our loveable dog Dash. We are excited about adopting and happy to tell you about ourselves. We met in 2009 in New York City, at a friend’s birthday party. We made eye contact from across the room, and immediately Carter walked up to Cliff and introduced himself. It was an instant connection that led to several dates, lots of travel, and in 2011 purchasing a weekend country home together in upstate New York.

On June 22, 2013, with many of our friends and family there to witness, we got married on the front steps of our country home. Shortly after getting married, Cliff was offered a fantastic opportunity in Los Angeles to work for a leading biotechnology company.    







 
 

Brooks and Gregg                                                                       


Hi! We're Brooks and Gregg, and we are so pleased to introduce ourselves. We have been together for three years and have been married since November 2013. We are very excited to take the next step and become parents.

Both of us come from close families with strong ties. Family, church, and community are all priorities in our lives, and our friends and family have been so supportive and encouraging as we take the next steps in the process of adoption. Our lives are quite active. We love to travel and can't wait to eventually travel as a family, to show our child the wonders of the world we live in.    






 
 

Jaica and Ben                                                                       


Hi! We're Jaica and Ben, and we are so happy to introduce ourselves. Both of us come from very close, very loving families, and we are looking forward to adding our own child into our wonderful family group.

We have known each other for three and a half years and have been married for three of those years. In our case, it really was love at first sight! Our first date was on New Year's Day. Neither of us could find a good restaurant for dinner, so Ben suggested we meet at a local Arby's and decide where to go once we got there. But instead of going on to somewhere romantic, we stayed and talked for hours.    





 
 

Kathy and Peter                                                                       


Our names are Peter and Kathy. We were married in 2010, and we are very excited about the prospect of adoption. We're delighted to share the story of our seven years together, a time of respect, love, music and travel with our sidekick, our beloved dog George.

We live in Connecticut, in a town halfway between New York City and Boston. With only 29,000 residents, our town offers the charm of small-town life with enough great restaurants, neighborhood barbeques, and art galleries to keep things interested. Our home is a nice work of art itself. It was built in 1930 and is surrounded by a wide assortment of trees and flowers, from holly and fir trees to azaleas and camellias.    







 
 

Colleen and Garret                        It's a "homegrown" boy!

Mac Williams (4 lbs. 2 oz.), born on 7/5/15


Hi, we're Garret and Colleen, and that little munchkin in the middle is our daughter Peyton. We love being parents and are ready to add to our family through adoption. Thank you for considering us for the priviledge of being your baby's parents.

We met in 2001, when Colleen was in her last year of college and Garret was a nuclear field electrician in the Navy. Today Garret is a stay-at-home dad, and Colleen is a division manager at a nonprofit research and development institute. We live a balanced life and take time off whenever needed for family events, like attending Peyton's school activities and sports games.





 
 

Layna and Josh                                   It's a boy!

Ephraim Joshua (7 lbs. 14 oz.), born on 8/4/15


We are Josh and Layna, and we have been married for 3.5 years. We enjoy a quiet, rural life, living and working on very own farm in Washington State. Our farm consists of 160 acres of apple and cherry trees. Josh works here on the farm, which gives him extra time to be at home, while Layna is a housewife. She loves to cook and garden.

Summers are exciting times around here, since we’re busy getting our fruit picked. In our down time, we enjoy taking drives through the orchard and soaking in the wonders of the peaceful outdoors. In the winter, we have time to take longer family trips. One of our favorite places is Ohio, where we get to spend time with Josh’s brother and his family.   







 
 

Valerie and Ken                                   It's a girl!

Brittany Marie (8 lbs. 9 oz.), born 7/15/15


Hello, our names are Ken and Valerie, and this is our daughter, Danielle. Nearly six years ago we adopted Danielle. It has been the most wonderful six years. The only thing that could make it better is expanding our family once again, sharing our lives with another child.

Both of us come from large, close-knit families. We know that the bond between brothers and sisters is incomparable, and we want our children to know that joy. In addition to an older sister, a child joining our family would also know the love and friendship of nine nearby cousins, ranging in age from newborn to 10 years old.
    






 
 

Gina and Lou                                       It's a girl!

Madaline Grace (8 lbs. 2 oz.), born on 7/5/15


Hello, our names are Lou and Gina, and we’re delighted to have this opportunity to tell you about our lives. We have known each other for 15 fantastic years. This October we will be celebrating our fourth anniversary.

We live in South Dakota, in a remarkable city that has a great, small-town feel. In our neighborhood there are a plethora of activities for children, such as swimming, dancing and gymnastic, and all kinds of sport, like softball, basketball and volleyball. There is an incredible array of parks near us too, with some gorgeous rivers, fields and bike trails.
    






 
 

Kathy and Pete                                      It's a boy!

Everett Stephen (9 lbs. 11 oz.), born on 6/29/15


Hi! We’re Pete and Kathy. We are happily married and live outside of Washington, D.C. Our story begins 13 years ago in Raleigh, North Carolina, when we first met at a comedy club. A week later we had our first date and have been together ever since.

We knew that we wanted to raise a family and were so excited when our son Nathan was born six years ago. He is such a sweet and caring boy, and he is eager to become a big brother. Words can’t express how excited we are to welcome another child into our family.
    






 
 

Jeff and George                                       It's a girl!

Violet (8 lbs. 11 oz.), born on 5/28/15


Hi, our names are Jeff and George. We're excited about adopting and delighted to share our story. We live in a wonderful neighborhood in San Francisco, a diverse and beautiful city that would make a great hometown for a child.

We have a warm network of family and friends in San Francisco and across the U.S. and Canada. Every Christmas we head to the mountains of Colorado to spend the holiday with George’s family. Jeff's family lives outside Boston, and we see them every year as well.



 
 

Shelby and Conor                                                                       


Hello! We're Conor and Shelby, and we want to thank you for reading about our family. We met five years ago when Shelby was hired to photograph Conor’s band. The connection was instantaneous, and we started dating soon after. Two years later Conor proposed, and exactly a year after that we got married.

We have always known that we wanted to start a family together and are so happy to be able to do that through adoption. Our home is in a beautiful corner of Northern California, near the ocean. We love dogs and have an adorable, seven-year-old schnauzer named Wren.    

 

 
 

Becky and Larry                                                                       


Hello, our names are Larry and Becky. We are delighted that you are considering us as an adoptive family for your baby, and we are excited to share the story of our family.

We met in 2001 at mutual friend's engagement party. The night was filled with noise and commotion, but we when we began talking with each other, we felt so connected that all that noise faded into the background. By the end of the night, we knew that we wanted to start a relationship. And after 13 months of dating, on New Year's Day 2003, we got engaged on the top of the Empire State Building.    

 

 
 

Gwen and Rick                                                                       


Hi! We're Rick and Gwen, and we are so happy to introduce ourselves. We have known each other for 18 years and have been married for 8 years. We met in 1990, when Gwen interning at a Texas hospital. Rick was living in Arizona but came home to Texas to visit family.

We had a great first date, then kept in touch over the next few years. But by the time Rick moved back to Texas, Gwen had taken a job that had her traveling around the country. Through all the years and distance, there was something about our friendship that kept us in touch. We began a long-distance relationship before finally deciding that we needed to be in the same city.    

 

 
 

Summer and Paul                                                                       


Hello, we are Paul and Summer. Thanks for taking this time to look over our profile. We look forward to sharing with your child a lifetime of love that comes from being in our warm, supportive, close-knit family.

Our family is all about enjoying life's simple pleasures together: making dinner together and talking about our day, enjoying movie night, watching our children’s sports games, and going to the beach as a family. We also enjoy the theater and have season tickets to our local performing arts center. We see plays, ballets and concerts usually twice a month. The plays and ballets have been great experiences for the children and have sparked a love of drama and performance.    

 

 
 

Camille                                       It's a boy!

Isaiah Daniel (7 lbs. 4 oz.), born on 3/9/15


Hello there! My name is Camille, and this is my daughter Lucy. We live in Virginia in a wonderful community just outside of Richmond. We enjoy the beauty of the four seasons here, along with world-class schools. It is simply an all-around great place to live.

I adopted Lucy from the Congo two years ago, when she was two years old. She has been my greatest pleasure in my life, and I am looking forward to adding another child to our family. When I decided to adopt, my mother and I bought a home together. My brother lives nearby as well. I wanted my children to be surrounded by the love of family.
    






 
 

Jenny and Christian                                                                        


Hi, our names are Christian and Jenny. We want to thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We live in a beautiful home, on a cul-de-sac, with two acres of land. Our town has a special connection to animals. Nearby there are horse, goat and cow farms, along with some excellent elementary schools.

We have been together for 11 years and enjoy so many activities together. We love traveling and learning about the cultures around the world. Christian plays guitar, and Jenny loves to paint.    

 

 
 

Cheryl                           It's a girl!

Janelle Alicia Hope (8 lbs. 3 oz.), born on 12-7-14
     

Hi, I'm Cheryl. I am excited about adopting and looking forward to becoming a mother for the first time. Let me tell you a little about my life here in San Francisco.

I was born in this wonderful city and still live here today. I have a love for the outdoors and enjoy taking long walks along Ocean Beach and through Golden Gate Park. Health, fitness and gardening are three of my passions. I take yoga classes, and I maintain my own garden. My garden sports a diverse range of flowers. Every year I plant a new rose bush.    

 

 
 

Amanda and Nathan                                                                        


Hello, we are Nathan and Amanda. We are delighted to talk about the love and joy in our family and how excited we are to become parents. Our story is simple but special. Six years ago we met through our work. We partnered together in a business venture that included Amanda's brother Randy.

We developed into a successful business team and soon discovered that our connection ran much deeper. We were simply in sync: our personalities, hopes, dreams and goals.    

 

 
 

Kristy and Kasey                            It's a girl!

Emily Marie (5 lbs. 10 oz.), born on 9-1-14
     

Hello, we are Kasey and Kristy, two working professionals from the West Coast. We have been married for almost four years and have known each other for more than seven.

We are delighted by the prospect of becoming parents and understanding the importance of creating a stable, loving home for our child. While work is important, we always leave time for family adventures. Our family travels have taken us all across the country and to Europe.  

 

 
 

Linda and Joe                            It's a boy!

Brandon Joe (6 lbs. 3 oz.), born on 7-30-14
     

Hello and thank you for reading about our family. We are Joe and Linda, and these are our children, Jason and Cynthia. We are excited about the prospect of expanding our family through adoption, and our children, too, are looking forward to being big siblings to a baby brother or sister.

Our family story begins in October 1999. We started dating, fell in love and were married in June 2001. Today we have a wonderful family home, located on 10 acres of land. We love animals. Our family has two dogs, two cats and a pony.  

 

 
 

Kim and Jeff                                                                      


Our names are Jeff and Kim, and these are our children, Gabby, Logan and Colby. We're very excited about expanding our family through adoption and delighted for this opportunity to tell you about our home.

Jeff has a doctorate in education and works as a public school superintendent. Kim is a pediatric nurse and now serves as a children’s ministry director and as the director of the preschool at our church. We share a great love of the outdoors. We enjoy swimming in our pool, as well as gardening, fishing and playing sports with our children.    

 

 
 

Jennifer and Rebecca                            It's twin boys!

Dominic Albert (6 lbs. 11 oz.) and Lorenzo Robert (6 lbs. 12 oz), born on 3-19-13
     

Hello, we're Larry and Stacey. We are very excited about becoming parents, and we want to thank you for this opportunity to speak about our family. Both of us were raised in truly loving homes. We had great parents who provided a strong moral compass, values we plan to pass on to our children.

Our home will be a great environment to raise kids. We have a beautiful yard that is perfect for playing kickball and tag, and our house is a short walk from the local playground. There is also a huge water park nearby, which makes for a great family adventure during the summer.  

 

 
 

Stacey and Larry                            It's a girl!

Eva Grace (6 lbs. 7 oz.), born on 4-3-14
     

Hello, we're Larry and Stacey. We are very excited about becoming parents, and we want to thank you for this opportunity to speak about our family. Both of us were raised in truly loving homes. We had great parents who provided a strong moral compass, values we plan to pass on to our children.

Our home will be a great environment to raise kids. We have a beautiful yard that is perfect for playing kickball and tag, and our house is a short walk from the local playground. There is also a huge water park nearby, which makes for a great family adventure during the summer.  

 

 
 

Jen                                                                        


Hello, my name is Jen. I live in Atlanta, Georgia, with my two cats, Bently and Bailey. I am so excited about becoming an adoptive mom and looking forward to providing a child with a safe and loving home.

My hobbies are riding horses, traveling and spending time with friends. I love to travel as well. Recently I've visited Rome and Venice, the beaches of Costa Rica and the Black Sea in Odesa, Ukraine.    

 

 
 

Letty and Richard                            It's a boy!

John Kenneth (8 lbs. 2 oz.), born on 3-18-14
     

Hi, we're Richard and Letty, and we are delighted by the opportunity to tell you a little about our family. What makes our relationship special is that we share so many values. In fact, even before we met, both of us had hoped to include adopted children into our future families. Letty would always say, "One from every continent would be fabulous," and Richard would always retort, "Even Antarctica?"

We share a love of education as well. Both of us are college graduates, and our families are filled with doctors and lawyers and Ph.D.'s.  

 

 
 

Graham and Mike                                                                        


Hello, our names are Graham and Mike, and we've been together for over 13 years. We have a wonderful home, a strong marriage, and our life together is vibrant and full of love.

This is our story. Graham grew up in Georgia, the fifth of five children and one of two that were adopted. Today he works as a real estate broker, while Mike designs software for a global technology company.       

 

 
 

Tammie and Tom                            It's a girl!

Zoey Jade (2 lbs.), born on 2-9-14
     

Hello, we're Tom and Tammie. Thanks for taking a moment to learn more about our family. We are excited about having children and looking forward to expanding our family through adoption.

We live in Minnesota, on a four-acre plot that sometimes seems like a lot like paradise. It certainly will be a wonderful place for a child to grow up. We're devoted to being loving, dedicated parents. Tammie will be a full-time, stay-at-home mom.

 

 
 

Lynece and Ty                            It's a boy!

Kenzo Francis (7 lbs. ), born on 11-15-13
     

Dear Birthmother, I have stared at this blank page for an hour now trying to figure out how to start this letter, how to describe who we are as a family and express how much we want to adopt again. So, for lack of a better way to begin, I'm going to take you on the journey of our lives, newsletter-style.

My husband, Tytus Troy, was born in Soldotna, Alaska, on December 6, 1970. I, Margaret Lynece, was born in San Diego, California, on March 8, 1972. And our beloved son, Nikolay Terje, was born in Magadan, Russia, on September 28, 2004.        

 

 
 

Gina and Michael                            It's a girl!

Olivia Rose (7 lbs. 15 oz.), born on 2-25-14
     

Hello. Our names are Michael and Gina, and we’re delighted to have this opportunity to tell you about our family. We are a family of five, with our three wonderful boys, Cole, Noah and Kameron. We are excited to add to our family through adoption, and our sons are looking forward to becoming older brothers to a new member of the family.

We live in North Carolina in a beautiful, kid-friendly neighborhood with plenty of places for children to play.     

 

 
 

Mark and Serena                            It's a girl!

Alina Faith (6 lbs. 15 oz.), born on 2-23-14
     

Hi, our names are Mark and Serena, and we want to thank you for reading our letter. Last year we were so blessed to be able to adopt our baby girl, Siena Grace, and we are excited to adopt once again.

The minute the nurse put Siena in our arms, we were in love with her. Not a day goes by that we don’t look at her in total amazement, reflecting on the joy she has brought into our lives and the tremendous desire we have to give her a beautiful life. This is the same love we want to share with another child, and we are so ready to expand our family, as we had always hoped to raise two children.     

 

 
 

Angela                            It's a girl!

Kenley Teale (6 lbs. 3 oz.), born on 1-22-14
     

Hello, I'm Angela, and this is my four-year-old son Zachary. Adoption has been a major part of our family. I adopted Zachary, and we are so excited to grow the family once again through adoption.

We live in a small town in the Midwest, in a great community that is both quiet and a lot of fun. On weekdays Zachary and I enjoy reading together and playing bingo and Candy Land, and on weekends we drive to the beautiful college town that is 10 miles from our home. We love visiting the town zoo and having summer fun at the water park.

 

 
 

Penny                                                                       


Hello, my name is Penny, and I’m delighted to introduce myself. I live outside of Orlando, on Florida’s beautiful east coast, just a few miles from Disney World and the warm sands of our famous beaches.

I have a wonderful life here in the Sunshine State. I’ve been a daughter, a sister, a successful businesswoman and a leader in my community. I’m excited now to take on the most important role as a mother, to pass on the love that was given to me as a child.       

 

 
 

Jay and Siv                                                                       


Hello. Our names are Jay and Siv. We have two wonderful children, Shanelle and Keane, and have been happily married for over 20 years. We have a strong, loving marriage that is based on teamwork, respect and commitment. We love spending time with each other and having family time with the kids.

We own a beautiful home in a safe neighborhood a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean’s sandy shore. We have a large backyard, with plenty of room to hold barbeques and play games. Our family is passionate about sports.
      

 

 
 

Theresa                                                                       


Hello. My name is Theresa, and I'm delighted to speak with you. I have given adoption years of thought and am excited to become a mother. I look forward to providing a child with love, a large and caring extended family, and all the resources to live a successful life.

I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, close to both the mountains and the ocean. I own my own home in a lovely neighborhood with family parks and wooded walking paths. It’s a one-stop town with annual July 4th celebrations, a place where the neighbors know each other, celebrate holidays together and share a sense of community.    

 

 
 

David and Amber                            It's a girl!

Isobel Lynn (7 lbs. 2 oz.), born on 4-16-13
     

Hello from David and Amber! Thank you so much for considering us as adoptive parents. From the beginning of our relationship we have spoken about having children and wanting to adopt. In this letter, we'd like to share with you who we are and the family activities that we love to do.

We have lived in our home in northern California for four years and absolutely love it. Our house is located five minutes away from Amber's parents, who are very supportive of our decision to adopt and excited to be grandparents soon.     

 

 
 

Roddy and Sarah                                           


Hello! We're Roddy and Sarah, and this is our son, Zac. We appreciate your taking time to learn about our family and its wonderful history.

Our relationship is deep, loving and long-lasting. We met in 1989 and dated for nine and a half years before marrying. We have been married now for almost 15 years. Roddy works as a manager at an athletic gear company, while Sarah is a published author and has a successful practice as a psychologist. Of course, Sarah's favorite job is being a mom.      

 

 
 

Mike and Amy                            It's a boy!

Zachary Thomas (5 lbs. 5 oz.), born on 1-11-13
     

Hi! Our names are Mike and Amy. Thanks for taking a moment to learn more about our family. We live in the Midwest and have been happily married for eight years. Since our wedding day our love has grown even deeper, and we are so excited about the prospect of becoming parents.

We live in a two-story, four-bedroom home in a neighborhood full of young families. The open architecture of our home makes it ideal for hosting large family gatherings and entertaining friends.     

 

 
 

Robert and Traci                                           


Hi, our names are Robert and Traci, and this is our son, DJ. Thanks for reading about us. We're delighted to tell you our family's story.

We are an active family, whether we're headed off on vacation or participating in one of the many kid-friendly activities in our neighborhood. We've traveled to Puerto Rico and up north to see family. We're regulars at our town's "Movie Night in the Park," and we have a great time at our community's ice cream socials. 

 

 
 

Howard and Freedom                                           


Hello. Our names are Howard and Freedom. We are happily married with two amazing kids. Our daughter Korrin is 16, and our son Jake is 14. We are all very excited about expanding our family through adoption.

Our family story begins a few years ago, when we ran into each other at work. We became friends and later started dating. It was clear that we were a match. We shared many interests and felt a real connection. Four years later, on Valentine's Day, we were married.      

 

 
 

Catherine                                           


Hi, my name is Catherine, and I'm delighted to share my story with you. I love my work as a nurse and am excited to take on the greatest job of all, being a mother.

I live in a very child-friendly neighborhood with a lot of parks and playgrounds. It's also a great community for hiking and bike riding, two of my favorite hobbies. I love to stay active, and when I'm not hiking and biking, I'm doing yoga or heading off to the mountains to go skiing with friends.

 

 
 

Roger and Kelly                                           


Hello, we are Roger and Kelly, and this is our beautiful daughter, Onika. We met 15 years ago while on a military assignment in the Midwest and immediately were inseparable because of our shared sense of humor and ability to make each other laugh. And we are still laughing after being married for 11 years.

We have a wonderful home, supportive family and friends, strong marriage, and are excited to expand our family through adoption. Our daughter is extremely excited to be a big sister and is "ready to teach [her] new sibling everything."    

 

 
 

Jeff and Lynn                                           


Hi, we're Jeff and Lynn, and this is our story. Our lives together began in 2009. We had an amazing friendship, and eventually our friendship grew into true love. We were married in April 2012.

Our paths had actually crossed several times before we began to date. We both attended the same school. Jeff was a few years older in school and was very active in sports, while Lynn was active in music: band, orchestra and choir.      

 

 
 

Malachy and Kilmeny                                           


Hello, we are Malachy and Kilmeny. Some say we were destined to be together because of our unique Irish names, and we definitely agree. Thanks for taking a moment to read about our family.

We were blessed to adopt our beautiful daughter, Stephanie, in 2010. She fit right in with her two big brothers, Malachy and Kevin. Now we all excited to have more little ones running around our home, in addition, that is, to our beloved four-legged family member, Blaise.      

 

 
 

Rob and Teri                                           


Hello! We are Rob and Teri. Thanks for considering us as parents. We were high school sweethearts and have been together for over 23 years. We have two wonderful boys, Jake and Chase, and are looking forward to adding another member to our family.

Teri is a veterinarian but since the boys were born has opted to be a stay-at-home mom, so she could absorb all the joys of motherhood. Rob is a very active father.      

 

 
 

Jennifer and Rebecca                                           


Hello. We're Jennifer and Rebecca. Thanks for taking time to read about our story. We met in 2000 and instantly became friends. It didn't take long to realize that that friendship was growing into something more: a committed and loving relationship that is now 12 years strong.

We come from similar backgrounds. Both of our fathers own companies, and we learned about hard work and commitment from them. Our mothers are both loving and giving women who stayed home to raise us. They have been incredible role models.      

 

 
 

Aaron and Mark                                           


Hi, our names are Aaron and Mark. Thanks for taking a moment to learn more about our family. We have been together for eight years and are excited about expanding our family through adoption.

We live in North Carolina, in a beautiful neighborhood with some fantastic parks and a wonderful, little creek running through our backyard. A special member of our family is Jackson, our miniature schnauzer. He's the cutest, gentlest dog and a real favorite of the children in our neighborhood.      

 

 
 

Trevor and Shannon                                           


Hello! Thanks for taking a moment to learn more about us. We are a happy family of three: Trevor (age 40), Shannon (age 34), and Sophia (almost 2!). Oh, and we can’t forget our first two babies: Mika and Toby, our puggles (pug/beagle mixes).

Shannon has a master's degree in accounting, and Trevor has a master's in national security studies. We are both Army veteran linguists—Shannon speaks Korean, and Trevor speaks Russian and Serbo-Croatian—and enjoy travelling all over the world. Shannon is thrilled to be a stay-at-home mom to Sophia, our beautiful adopted baby girl.      

 

 
 

Zane and Michele                                           


Hi, we're Zane and Michele. Thank you for reading our letter. We love being parents and are excited about expanding our family.

Our son Cyrus was born in June 2007, and he is the greatest gift we have ever received. Our relationship with his birthparents makes us true believers in the wonders of open adoption. We can't wait to adopt another child and create the family we have always hoped for. We met in college and have been together ever since.      

 

 
 

Kevin and Maria                        It's a boy!

Sheridan (8 lbs. 3 oz.), born on 2-20-12
           

Hi, our names are Kevin and Maria. Thanks for learning more about our family. We have been married for several years and have a relationship based on love and commitment. We are very excited to become parents through adoption.

Our home is in Colorado, in a great community with some beautiful parks and a strong school system. Kevin is the head master of a local school, and Maria has worked in programming. Parenting will be our first priority, and Maria is looking forward to staying home with the baby.
      

 

 
 

Jeff and Bennesa                        It's a girl!

Anneliese Danette (8 lbs. 10 oz.), born on 9-2-11
           

Hi! We are Jeff and Bennesa, and this is our son, Jayden.  We have a wonderful family story to tell.  We met 16 years ago through a mutual friend.  After six years of dating, we married and just celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary.

We adopted our son Jayden four years ago. That first adoption was a wonderful experience, and we are looking forward to sharing our love with a new baby. Jayden is also looking forward to becoming an older brother
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Jeff and Karen                                           


Hello from the Silicon Valley. Our names are Jeff and Karen, and we want to thank you for reading our letter. We are very excited about becoming parents and look forward to providing a child with a loving home and every opportunity to succeed.

We're an active couple, and we share a passion for hiking and camping. On weekdays you'll probably find us out with our two dogs, Rascal and Abby. On weekends, we head to the beach and enjoy the many benefits of the San Francisco Bay Area. Both of us love sports. Jeff enjoys playing soccer and basketball, and Karen is passionate about swimming and tennis.       

 

 
 




Jo
                                           


My name is Jo, and I want to thank you for reading my letter.  I am excited about becoming a mother and am looking forward to providing a baby with a warm and loving home.

My parents and siblings are just as excited as I am to welcome another member into our family.  They say it takes a village, and here in Dallas we have a great group of family and friends who are eager to help.  Texas has always been home to me.  I grew up in Dallas and returned after college
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Laura                 It's a boy!

Aiden Michael (8 lbs.), born 12-6-11   


Hello, my name is Laura. I have been blessed with a very good life: a loving family, many wonderful friends, an excellent career, good health and a beautiful home in a phenomenal neighborhood. I am very excited to become a parent.

Until now, I have been an active aunt, godmother and stepmother. I have also been a Big Sister to a teenager in my community. Now I would like to raise a child of my own. Let me tell you more about my family. I grew up in a small community in Florida just two blocks from the ocean. We were really fortunate to have the beach so nearby
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Robert and Lauren                                           


Hello! We're Robert and Lauren. We want to thank you for considering us as parents for your baby. Our relationship is one of love and respect. It began as a deep friendship before it became something more. After three years of dating, we got married and have been together now for 12 years.

We are very excited to adopt. Lauren is looking forward to being a stay-at-home mom, and in his job as an accounting manager, Robert works a fairly regular 9-to-5 schedule, which means he will have lots of "dad time."

 

 
 

Arnold and Nannette    

Hi, we're Arnold and Nannette. Thanks for taking time to read our letter. As we prepare to expand our family through adoption, we hope to get the opportunity to meet you and tell you more about our story.

We met in Chicago, riding bicycles along the lakefront. Arnold was training for a charity event, and Nannette was unwinding after an overnight shift at the hospital. We rode and talked, and when we got to Nannette's neighborhood, we biked our separate ways. Less than a week later, fate found us riding side by side again.
      

 

 
 

Jake and Jen                                           


Hello! We're Jake and Jen. We appreciate this opportunity to tell you about our family and our love of being parents. We have a beautiful three-year-old boy, Jude, and we are excited to expand our family through adoption.

We live in northern California, on a cul de sac across the street from a fantastic park. It's a great place for our active lifestyle. We love biking and hiking, and in the winter, we head to the mountains for snowboarding and family fun.

 

 
 

Scott and Renee                                           


Hello! We are Scott and Renee. Thanks for taking time to read our letter and learn more about our life and our family. We are excited about adoption and eager to provide a safe, loving and supportive home.

We met several years ago during a soccer game. The sparks started to fly. We went out on a date and found out that we had so much in common. We grew up one block from each other and went to all the same schools, including college. We have now been married for five happy years.
    

 

 
 

Michael and Lisa                                           


Hello. Our names are Michael and Lisa. A heartfelt thank you to you for considering us as adoptive parents. We would love to share our safe, secure and happy home with a child. We met at a party to celebrate the millennium and knew soon after that our relationship was something special. We were married seven years ago, have a great deal of respect for one another, and love each other very much. We share many of the same interests too, including a passion for music, movies and organic gardening.     

 

 
 

Chris and Patty                 It's a boy!

Elias McKnight (8 lbs. 12 oz.), born on 7-4-11   


We are Chris and Patty, and we are excited to begin our adoption journey.  We met 11 years ago through mutual friends, and we never looked back.  It was a whirlwind romance.  Seventeen short months later we were married.  Then, in 2003, we were blessed with the birth of our daughter, Gabriella.

We both had full and happy childhoods, with lots of family and entertaining memories, and we intend to give that gift to our children as well.  We have always wanted to have multiple children
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Chris and Mary Elizabeth                  It's a girl!


Elizabeth Anne Larkin (6 lbs. 2 oz.), born on 9-15-11



Elizabeth’s birthmom was referred by a friend of a friend.


Hello and welcome to our family! We're Chris and Mary Elizabeth. Thanks for taking a moment to read about our us. We hope you feel God’s presence surrounding you and comforting you during this difficult time.

Ours is a great family story. Mary Elizabeth was born and raised in Texas. She has a brother who is 15 months older and a sister who is eight years younger. Her mom and dad are both high school teachers and live next door to her 95-year-old grandmother. We are a super close family and get together about four times a year. Chris grew up in the rural Midwest.
His dad worked for over 30 years as a carman for union pacific, and his mom was a kindergarden teacher.       

 

 
 

Tony and Sheila                                           


Hi, we're Tony and Sheila. Thanks for taking time to learn more about us. We have built a family environment filled with love, excitement and opportunity and look forward to sharing our lives with another child.

We have two children, 12-year-old twins Rhett and Jessica. Both are very excited about having a new, younger brother or sister. Our family lives in Arkansas, where we operate a pine tree farm. Our home is in a great neighborhood where kids can ride bikes, build tree houses and take the paddle boat out for a spin in the nearby lake.
    

 

 
 

Adam and Melissa                                           


Hi! We are Adam and Melissa, a young Christian couple from North Carolina, now living in California. We are excited to be adopting a baby.

We both grew up on the beaches on North Carolina, just about an hour apart from one another. We met through mutual friends and were friends ourselves for about three years before we started dating. Then we fell in love. In August 2005 we returned to the beach, standing barefoot in the sand, with all our friends and family present, to dedicate our lives to each other and to the Lord.
    

 

 
 

Ryan and Celeste                                           


Our sincere thank you to Lisa from Sweet Beginnings for finding Isadora's parents.

Hi, we're Celeste and Ryan, and we're happy to tell you a little about our family. We have been together ever since we met in college, over 15 years ago. This September, we’ll celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary.

Our family and friends are so excited that we are adopting. We are both the oldest children in our families. Celeste has two younger brothers, and Ryan has three. We are also both originally from Minnesota, though today our families are spread across the nation. We speak with them several times a week via phone or Skype.
  

 

 
 

Wendell and David                                           


Hi there!  We're Wendell, David and Gus.  We want to thank for taking time to learn more about us.  We met in August 2001 through friends and have been going strong ever since.  So strong in fact, we married in San Francisco two years ago.  Our mutual interest in music, art, family, travel and the company of friends has led us on many adventures together and eventually created the family you see here.

We adopted Gus in November 2008 and have loved being fathers.  We're excited to expand our family again
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Chuck and Joanna                                           


Hi. We are Chuck and Joanna. Thank you for taking time to read our letter. We met in high school through a mutual friend and started dating. Through high school we would sit in our car and talk, eat Chinese food and go out on the weekends. After three high school proms together, Chuck went away to college in Ohio.

In 1996 we were engaged and married two years later. Today we are the parents of two wonderful twin girls, Madeleine and Gracie, and are looking forward to adding another child to our family
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Ann                                           


Hello! My name is Ann, and I live in southeastern Michigan. I welcome the chance to become an adoptive mom. I was adopted at birth, as was my older brother, so the gift of adoption has always been close to my heart.

I was born and raised near Toledo, Ohio. I went to undergraduate school in Cleveland, then to graduate school in Columbus. I moved to Michigan for a job in 1993 and have been here ever since. I work in market research and am
very fortunate to have a great job and to be surrounded by people who are incredibly supportive of my plan to adopt.
    

 

 
 

Mike and Renee                  It's a girl!

Thora Winifred (6 lbs. 13 oz.), born 2-1-11


Hello!  We're Mike and Renee from Tampa Bay, Florida.  We have a wonderful life here in the Sunshine State, with everything that a young, married couple of five years could want: a beautiful home, a great marriage and a fantastic son, Dax Michael.

In January 2009 we adopted Dax.  Being parents has been the greatest joy of our lives, and now we are excited about adopting again
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Courtney and Meredith                                           


Hello, we're Courtney and Meredith, and this is our son, Chris. We adopted Chris is 2007, and he is the joy of our lives. He keeps us laughing and has an incredible sense of humor.

We met in 1995 and became instant friends. We share a passing for sports, traveling and nature. We've now been married for 10 years and are both excited about expanding our family. Chris is excited too about becoming a big brother
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Kate                                           


Hello!  My name is Kate, and after years of investing in my education and professional training, I returned to my rural hometown in Northern California.  I'm looking forward to adopting, knowing that my child will grow up surrounded by adoring uncles, grandparents, cousins and friends.

Our small town is a great place to be a kid, with a wonderful children's art program, youth sports, great parks, excellent schools and annual cultural and food festivals that draw crowds from all over the world
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James and Lisa                           It's a boy!

Christopher Jason (6 lbs. 2 oz.), born on 12-12-10
                            


Hello, we are James and Lisa from Virginia.  Thanks for taking time to read about us.  We have been together for 16 years, married for 12, and we are still best friends.  We were ecstatic when we adopted Andy four years ago.  He is eagerly looking forward to becoming an older brother.

We live in a spacious four-bedroom home with a nice backyard, swing set and a sandbox where Andy loves to build sandcastles.  He also likes to play Frisbee and ride bikes with all the children on our street
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Dante and Sarah                     It's a boy!

Brian Maximilian Jordan (7 lbs. 1 oz.), born 12-1-10

Thanks to Aimee Thibodeaux for referring Brian's birthmom to us.   


Hi, we are Dante and Sarah.  Thanks for taking time to read our letter.  We met while working together 15 years ago and got married on the beach four years later.  Today we have a wonderful home, a strong marriage and are the parents of a great daughter, Macy, who is seven years old.

We live in a beautiful spot in northern California, in a suburb with rolling hills and great parks, where we take Macy to play.  In many ways it's a quiet suburb, but it has the cultural life of a thriving city
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James and Terri                     It's a boy!

Paul Levi (9 lbs. 3 oz.), born 11-13-10
                              


Hi, we are James and Terri.  We have known each other for seven years, and right from the beginning, we felt were soul mates.  Today we live in a wonderful, family-oriented neighborhood outside of San Francisco.  We have a three-bedroom home with a large yard, and we can't wait to add a swing set for our child.

Terri runs a business from home and will be a full-time stay-at-home mom.  We feel that is really important for child development.

 

 
 

Sean and Amy                                          


Hello.  Our names are Sean and Amy, and this is our son Collin.  Collin is looking forward to being an older brother, and we are so excited to welcome another child into our family through adoption.

We have been married for almost 10 years and have been together for over 14 years.  Sean is a funny, smart, loving guy.  As a father, he's patient and kind and always makes spending time with Collin a priority.  Sean and Collin love to read books together and play softball.  Amy has the best job in the world: a stay-at-home mom.

 

 
 

Lee and Lisa                                           


Hi, our names are Lee and Lisa.  Thanks for reading about our family.  We have been together for nine years and have a wonderful home in Southern California.  It's a great community for children.  In fact, our house is right next to an elementary school.

Lee is a man of many talents: a screenwriter, a painter, and he performs at comedy clubs.  Lisa is in college studying psychology, but when the baby arrives, she'll set aside her studies and become a full-time, stay-at-home mom.

 

 
 

Tom and Fran                      


Greetings!  We are Tom and Fran.  Thanks for taking a moment to get to know us.  We live in a residential neighborhood in Sacramento with our little dog Ella.  Our tree-filled community is located near the zoo and many parks.

Fran grew up in the Monterey Peninsula, where most of her family still resides.  Her large family consists of two brothers, two sisters and her mother and father Cely and Mel.  She has a degree from U.C. Davis and works on home remodeling.  She is looking forward to being a stay-at-home mom
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Craig and Marty                                           


Hello from Craig and Marty.  Thank you for considering us as adoptive parents.  Since our marriage 11 years ago, we have successfully established our careers and have built a loving home.  We're excited about expanding our family through adoption.

We live in beautiful Colorado, where we enjoy the majestic mountains, skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer.  We often go white water rafting and biking too.       

 

 
 

Jeff and Kerry                                           


Our names are Jeff and Kerry, and our son is named Carson.  We are truly honored that you are considering us as adoptive parents.

Let us t
ell you about our family story.  It all began seven years ago in a coffee shop.  Truly it was love at first sight, something neither of us had ever felt.  We met at seven in the morning and just knew after talking for hours that this was it.     

 

 
 

Dan and Sharon    

Greetings from Dan and Sharon.  We met six years ago and have been enjoying life's journey ever since.  About four years ago we married, surrounded by family, friends and the beautiful outdoors. 

We feel like we have a lot to offer a child, including a large, supportive family. Our parents are very excited to become grandparents, and our sisters and brothers can't wait to become aunts and uncles.  Our child will have plenty of cousins to play with too.
      

 

 
 

Carey and Sheri                                           


Hello, we're Carey and Sheri, and we're happy to tell you about our family.  We live in a wonderful community with lots of young children and friendly neighbors, the perfect place to raise a baby.

Athletics are a big part of our family.  Carey is a huge sports fan and can't wait to teach our child the joys of playball and skiing.  Sheri has her own business as a certified personal trainer
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Dave and Wendy                               It's a boy!

Mason (6 lbs. 11 oz.), born 6-13-10 
                          


We are Dave and Wendy, and we sincerely thank you for considering us as adoptive parents.  We have been together for nine years and married for four.  We met while working at a marketing agency in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Dave was a technical director, and Wendy was the creative director.  We even shared the same cubicle.

Our time together grew from respect to friendship to love.  In 2002 we got engaged during our trip to Italy, when Dave asked Wendy, "Sei mia moglie?" ("Will you be my wife?")  We were married the following year
in Colorado.

 

 
 

Jim and Ann                           It's a girl!

Rebecca Ann (7 lbs. 1 oz.), born 3-11-10                      


Hi, we're Jim and Ann, and this is our daughter Mia.  Five years ago we met and fell instantly in love.  We are true soulmates and share the same values and a desire to have more children.

Since we both work out of our home, we have flexible work hours.  And since adopting our daughter Mia in November 2007, we have been two full-time, stay-at-home parents. 
      

 

 
 

Erik and Pat                                           


Erik and Pat, and our son is named Timothy.  We have a home filled with love and laughter, and we are looking forward to adding another member to our family.

We adopted Timothy at birth in September 2008 and had a great adoption experience.  We attended our son's birth and regularly send pictures and letters to his birthmom.  Every day with his has been a great adventure
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Mark and Shala                                           


Our names are Mark and Shala, and we're so glad you came to visit us.  This is our dog, Cody.

Three years ago we moved from Nebraska to Wyoming.  We love it here.  Our area has a mountain with a waterfall and a nice walkway along the Platte River.  It's a great place to go for a walk with our dog.  It's a safe and quiet neighborhood too.  Have a seat and enjoy the view while we tell you a little about ourselves
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Ron and Leslie                                           


Thank you so much for reading our letter.  Our names are Ron and Leslie.  We have three wonderful children: Eric, who is 15; Joshua, 10; and Nicole, the most energetic two year old in the world.  All three of our children are adopted.

The boys absolutely adore Nicole, and Nicole is excited about becoming a big sister
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Steve and Karen                                           


Hello!  We are Steve and Karen.  We have two children, Christiane and Samuel, and we are excited about expanding our family.  Adoption has been a blessing for us.  We adopted both Christiane and Samuel are looking forward to loving and caring for another child.

Both of us grew up with siblings, and we would like to offer our children the opportunity to experience the many wonders of having a large family
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Lewis and Amanda                                           


We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents.  Our names are Lewis and Amanda, and we have been married for four years.  We feel so blessed to have found each other.  For us, it was love at first sight.

Today we have two daughters, Samantha and Sarah, both of whom are very excited to have a younger sibling.  We bought a home two years ago in the country, a great place on five acres with several young families nearby.  The whole community gets together frequently for dancing, singing and games
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John and Kari                                            


Hi.  We are John and Kari, a married couple very much in love and looking forward to starting a family.  Thanks for taking time to read about us.  Our greatest dream is to be parents and to provide a wonderful life for children.

We are blessed to own beautiful four-bedroom home on a quiet, tree-lined street in northern California.  The center of our neighborhood is a large park with a great playground.  We love to gather with friends in that park for concerts and impromptu barbeques
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Brad and Sarah                          It's a girl!

Madison Mary Elizabeth (7 lbs. 4 oz.), born on 10-20
-09
         

Hi, our names are Brad, Sarah, Paul, Carly and Robert.  Our dream is to adopt another child with whom we can share our love.  We have been married for 15 years, and the greatest joy we have experienced has been adopting Carly (age 5), Paul (age 3) and Robert (age 2).  They have brought us great happiness, and we have enjoyed the challenges and rewards of parenting.

Our plan has always been to have four children.  Sarah grew up in a large family and was the fourth of six children.
     

 

 
 

Jeffrey and Michael                                           


We are Jeff and Michael, and this is our daughter Lily.  We are excited about growing our family and having a sibling for Lily, and we hope you consider us in your child’s future.

We met almost ten years ago being introduced by a mutual friend from our
church.  We realized early that we had much in common—faith, strong families, love of people, and the ability to laugh.  We had talked from the beginning about raising a family through adoption
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Donald and Suzanne                                           


Hi, we are Donald and Suzanne.  Eight years ago we met through a mutual friend.  This year we celebrated our sixth anniversary.  We knew early in our relationship that we wanted to become parents, and we are excited about building a family through adoption.

Donald is a vice president of a computer software company.  Suzanne is looking forward to being a full-time, stay-at-home mom.  We are committed to giving our child an excellent education. 
    
   
    
  

 

 
 

Nick and Miki                                           


Hello, we're Nick and Miki.  We met on a blind date and fell in love.  Today we have two beautiful children: Elizabeth, who is two years old, and William, who is one.  We adopted both of our children, and we are looking forward to adding to our family once again through adoption.

Our home is a busy place, and we love doing family activities, like going apple picking and swimming in our pool.
      
   
    
  

 

 
 

Jeremy and Amanda                                           


We are Jeremy and Amanda, and our greatest wish is to become parents.  We are hoping to fulfill our dreams through adoption.  We are looking forward to providing a child with a loving home, a good education, church on Sunday, days at the beach and picnics at the park.

Our home is located in a small town in northwestern Alabama.  It's a wonderful community with good values, lots of green grass and fresh air.  We love taking long walks in the woods and drives across the countryside.  On weekends we grill steaks and watch college football
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Chris and Tia                                           


Hi, we are Chris and Tia.  We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents.  We met in 2000, and we knew immediately that we were a perfect match. We were married one year later. 

In 2006 we were blessed with the adoption of our son Kieran.  Kieran has filled our lives with joy and laughter, and now we are looking to expand our family once again through adoption.
        
    
    

 

 
 

Meredith                                           


Hi, I'm Meredith.  I live in Northern California, in a great neighborhood that's an ideal place for kids.  I can't wait to be a mother.

During the week I'm an attorney, and on the weekends I'm a horseback rider.  Horses are my passion.  Dogs too.  I have three dogs.  They love people and are wonderful with children.  My home sits on an acre of land with a pool and a cabana and plenty of space for a swing set
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Paul and Suzanne                                           


Hello from Southern California!  Our names are Paul and Suzanne, and we are so excited about becoming parents.  We live in a wonderful neighborhood with lots of families, in a historic home that was built in 1924.

Paul runs a business out of our home and will be a full-time stay-at-home dad.  Suzanne works in marketing for a company that is just three miles from our house.  Both of us are big Dodgers fans, and we are looking forward to sharing our love of baseball with our children
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Hiram and Steve                                           


Hello and thank you for reading our letter.  Our names are Hiram and Steve, and we have a beautiful three-year-old son, Maximo.  We are a loving, committed couple who puts family above all else.  The experience of being dads to Maximo has been such a wonderful journey, and we are looking forward to sharing that love with another child.

We live in California, in a semi-rural community known for its wonderful schools, open recreational spaces, and kid-friendly activities.  Our weekends are spent taking Maximo to the park, riding our bicycles and taking walks
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Joe and Steffanie                                           


Hello from Joe and Steffanie.  We met in 2001, and after years of being good friends, we realized we were true soul mates.  We married in 2003 and moved to Joe's home state of Michigan, where we have been living happily ever since.

We have one child, Zora.  She is an amazing daughter smart, funny, creative and very excited to be a big sister.  Education is very important to us.  Both of us have graduate degrees.  Steffanie is a professor, and Joe is a software engineer
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Peter and Sandy                                           


Hi, our names are Peter and Sandy.  Thanks for taking a moment to read about us.  We have two children, Alex and Elizabeth, and we are looking forward to growing our family.

Family is very important to us.  We have an extended network of siblings and cousins that gets together quite frequently, cooking meals or going on trips.  We love visiting the zoo that's right here in our neighborhood.
 
    
    

 

 
 

Ann                                           


My name is Ann, and I want to thank you for taking time to read about me.  I can't wait to begin a family.  It has been a lifelong dream of mine to be a mother. I live in the Bay Area, about 20 miles from San Francisco. 

My street is very quaint.  There are 24 homes, each built in the early 1930s in English cottage style and purposely placed near each other to promote a close community.  I have lived here in a three bedroom home for nine years and absolutely love the house and the location.
 
    
    

 

 
 

Tim and Rose                                           


Hi, we're Tim and Rose.  We have dreamed of having children for a long time and are excited about adopting.  We want to have children so that we can give them the love that is in our hearts.

We met in 1989 when a mutual friend of ours arranged a blind date for us.  By the second date it was clear to us that we had something special.  Our courtship lasted about two and a half years.  Tim proposed marriage by hiring an airplane that flew over the beach with a sign that said, “Will you marry me, Rose?”  She said "Yes!"
 
    
    

 

 
 

Flavia                                           


Hello, my name is Flavia.  Thanks for taking time to read about the wonderful life my son Dominick and I can provide for your child.  I was born in Rome, Italy, and moved to the U.S. when I was 25.  I have happy memories of growing up with all my cousins and grandparents.  We are a big, close-knit family.

Dominick is bilingual and loves to travel.  When we visit Italy, we always go to the beach, the zoo and the Italian countryside
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Michael and Valerie                   It's a girl!

Anna Elyse (7 lbs. 5 oz.) on 3-21-09
      

        

Hello, we are Michael and Valerie, and we'd like to thank you for reading our letter.  We're a blended family.  We have been happily married for five years and have five beautiful children, three boys and two girls.

We have always dreamed of having one more child, and we are looking forward to adding to our family through adoption
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Jess and Annie                                           


Warm greetings from Wyoming!  Our names are Jess and Annie, and our beautiful baby girl is Lilliana May.  We are so excited to welcome another baby into our home.  We adore children and love being parents.

We own a nice three-bedroom home here in the Cowboy State.  Our town is quaint and friendly with lots of parks, open space and historical areas.  It's a great place to raise a family, and it's been a wonderful location for our business.  We started a trucking company two and a half years ago and are having tremendous success.
 
    
    

 

 
 

Phillip and Carole                                           


Hello, we're Phillip and Carole.  Thanks for taking the time to read our letter.  We are really excited about adoption and looking forward to being parents.

We live in California, and we're happy that we will get to share the wonders of our state with our son or daughter.  Our home is on 1.5 acres of land and adjoins 2,000 acres of parks.  It's a beautiful place to raise a child, with plenty of trails to hike and nature to explore
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Mike and Renee                        It's a boy!

Dax Michael (6 lbs. 14 oz.), born on 1-10-09
                    

Hello!  We're Mike and Renee from Tampa Bay, Florida.  We have a wonderful life here in the Sunshine State, with everything that a young, married couple of four years could want.

We have a beautiful home, a loving relationship and financial security. There is one missing component: a child.  We are excited about becoming parents through adoption
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Tanya and Denise                                           


Hi, our names are Tanya and Denise.  We are both teachers, and after years of devoting ourselves to our students, we are excited and ready to devote ourselves to raising a child.

We met six years ago and developed a relationship based on love and mutual respect.  Today we live in San Francisco in a big house with a garden that we can't wait to share with a child.  There is a fabulous city park on our corner where we walk our dog, listen to music and have picnics
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Dave and Paula                                           


Hello, our names are Dave and Paula, and we would like to thank you for reading our story.  We have been married 15 years and have two children and have always wanted to grow our family through adoption.  We want to give our love and support to another child.

Both of us grew up in Michigan and come from loving families. We still own a cottage on Lake Michigan and return there each year to spend time quality time together.  It's a great place for making memories
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